So Big Audiobook, by Edna Ferber Play Audiobook Sample

So Big Audiobook

So Big Audiobook, by Edna Ferber Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Gabrielle de Cuir Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781799927839

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:28 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11:29 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:37 minutes

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Publisher Description

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and widely considered to be Edna Ferber’s greatest achievement, So Big is a classic novel of turn-of-the-century Chicago.

Hailed as a novel “to read and remember” (New York Times), So Big is the unforgettable story of the indomitable Selina Peake DeJong and her struggles to stay afloat and maintain her dignity in the face of a challenging marriage, widowhood, and single parenthood.

Left an orphan at nineteen years old in the late 1880s, Selina Peake needs to support herself. She becomes a teacher in the farming community of High Prairie, Illinois, and soon marries Pervus DeJong, a farmer. After Pervus’s death, Selina takes over their struggling farm and raises their son, Dirk. Despite their hardships, she retains a deep appreciation for art and beauty and does her best to instill these values in Dirk, but will he recognize his mother’s wisdom before he loses a chance at love?

First published in 1924, So Big is a brilliant literary masterwork from one of the twentieth century’s most accomplished and admired writers, and still resonates today with its unflinching views of poverty, sexism, and the drive for success.

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“So Big is a rollicking panorama of Chicago at the turn of the twentieth century…[A] stunning and unforgettable novel to read and to remember.”

— New York Times 


  • “A masterpiece…It has the completeness, [the] finality, that grips and exalts and convinces.”

    — Literary Review


  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

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About Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (1885–1968) was a novelist, short-story writer, and playwright whose work served as the inspiration for numerous Broadway plays and Hollywood films, including Show Boat, Cimarron, Giant, Saratoga Trunk, and Ice Palace. She co-wrote the plays The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight, and Stage Door with George S. Kaufman and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for her novel So Big.

About Gabrielle de Cuir

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narrator, has narrated over three hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.